November Innovation Conversation

What's powering your computer screen?

Join us for our next Community Forum.   We're fracking for gas, looking at pipelines from Canadian tar sands, and pumping millions of dollars into green energy projects.  But the energy mix that we'll end up with in New York State is still a work in progress.  What do we have, and what do we want to see powering our toasters and laptops in the years to come?

Join WRVO News and the Innovation Trail reporting project for an hour-long discussion about energy and where it comes from, as we follow the power lines.

We'll pose these questions and more to guests including:

- Jeff Brady, NPR energy reporter

- Pete  Wilcoxen, professor of energy and policy at Syracuse University and a Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institute.

- James Stapleton, Principal Energy Manager, National Grid

- Andrea Feldpausch-Parker, Assistant Professor in Environmental Communication at SUNY-ESF

The program airs on December 2nd at Noon and 7pm.  It will also air across New York State on other participating Innovation Trail media outlets. Check the Innovation Trail website for local times.

The Innovation Trail is a collaboration between five upstate New York public media outlets, led by WXXI, along with WNED, WRVO, WSKG and WMHT. The initiative, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), will help the public gain a better understanding of the connection between technological breakthroughs and the revitalization of upstate New York's economy. Reports will focus on research, development, education, funding, and policy issues around emerging fields like energy, information technology, biotech, nanotech, and photonics.